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Eisner (DE 269) - HMS Domett (K.473)


Specifications:
Class: Evarts (Lend-Lease) (Royal Navy Captain Class)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 tons (light), 1,430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' 0" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 - 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 183
HMS Domett (K.473) Building and Operational Data:
  • 07 April 1943: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 19 May 1943: Launched
  • 03 September 1943: Transferred to Great Britain as Lend-Lease, commissioned as HMS Domett K.473
  • 05 March 1946: Returned to U.S. Navy custody; struck from the NVR
  • 03 June 1947: Sold for scrapping
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    HMS Domett 40k 03 September 1943: Boston, Mass. - Here is a picture of the christening ceremony. I am about to smash the bottle of champagne, and my younger sister, Anne Pyne, is holding my bouquet. The lady on the stairs is an employee of the Boston Naval Shipyard, who presented me with a watch which I still have. Her name is Marie Brennan. Behind me are the Chaplain, and also Admiral Theobald, who was the Commandant of the First Naval District. Carol Pyne Schreiber
    HMS Domett 90k 03 September 1943: Boston, Mass. - Radm. Robert Theobald, Commandant of the 1st Naval District, and 9-year-old Carol E. Pyne, daughter of Lcdr. Charles C. Pyne, aide to the Commandant. Charles F. Pyne
    (son of Lcdr. Charles C. Pyne)
    HMS Domett 43k 03 September 1943: Boston, Mass. - This is a picture of me with Admiral Theobald, Commandant of the First Naval District, on the day that the USS Eisner (DE 269) was christened, and then commissioned into the British Navy as HMS Domett (a lend-lease ship), at the Boston Navy Yard. Carol Pyne Schreiber
    HMS Domett 40k 03 September 1943: Boston, Mass. - I'm standing in front of my Father, to my left is Admiral Theobald, then Captain Grady, and finally, the Chaplain, whose name I forget. The British captain of the ship, Shirley Gordon, is reading the Articles of War to the crew, during the commissioning ceremony at the Boston Navy Yard.
    HMS Domett 44k date / location unknown: HMS Domett (K-473), the former USS Eisner (DE 269), underway after being commissioned into the British Navy.

    History of HMS Domett (K-473), ex-Eisner (DE 269)
    (No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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